Climate Consciousness Summit

John D. Liu
Filmmaker | Ecologist | Lecturer | Researcher
The Flourishing Path – Ecosystem and Community Restoration

Highlights from this session:

John stressed the importance of understanding the interconnectedness between humans and ecology and the need to restore functional ecosystems for the well-being of all. It reflects on the idea that the state of our landscape reflects our consciousness and in order to be on the path of flourishing, we need awareness, forgiveness, and local action combined with a global movement. John also gives very practical examples of the ecosystem restoration movement and how it combines the healing of the earth and human spirit.

“Restoring the earth is not just about planting trees and cleaning up the environment; it’s about achieving harmony. When we have poverty, hunger, and social disruptions, we need harmony. In this harmony everything is interacting with everything else and the whole is bigger than the sum of the parts.”

With the summit package you also receive this extra gift from John: Access to the first video of his work in the Upper and Middle Reaches of the Yellow River - The Lessons of the Loess Plateau & "The Holy Grail of Restoration" Essay

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John D. Liu

John D. Liu is a highly accomplished Chinese American filmmaker, ecologist and researcher. With a diverse background, he has made significant contributions to the field of ecology and ecosystem restoration. In January 2015 John was named Visiting Fellow at Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.In 2017 John Liu founded Ecosystem Restoration Camps, a worldwide movement that aims to restore damaged ecosystems on a large scale. 

John is also an ecosystem ambassador for Commonland, working on large scale ecosystem restoration in different continents, a thought leader and supporter of Mustardseed Trust values, fostering community led projects worldwide and a board member on the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and co-lead of the food challenge together with the UN Youth task force

As a filmmaker and through his documentaries and projects, he raises global awareness about the importance of ecological restoration and sustainable land management and has inspired a global movement of everyday people who are reversing ecological destruction across six continents.

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